'I preferred the solitude'

  Mt. Kearsage, in central New Hampshire, near Donald Hall's home.

Mt. Kearsage, in central New Hampshire, near Donald Hall's home.

"I grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut - during the school time of year - but I preferred it in New Hampshire. I preferred the culture, the landscape, the relative solitude. I've always loved it.'' 

-- Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate.